So I've noticed a similar element between a few bands I listen to and was wondering if anyone out there could help me find more along the same lines.
It's this particular, technical, mid-rangey guitar-driven sound shared by The Mars Volta, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mahavishnu Orchestra and some (early) Mastodon stuff that I can only describe as "squiggly". For a while I thought Math Rock may hold the answers but that seems to just be clean tapping and whingey vocals. I'm not looking for a bunch of tech-metal stuff, more like a tech-QUOTSA. hahaha
Hmm, I'm not 100% sold on the vocals but they're definitely along the right lines.